Premier Rachel Notley expected to provide update on Trans Mountain pipeline project

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As Global News reports, on Friday, Trudeau had particularly angry group of hecklers ejected from a meeting in Nanaimo, B.C. The group was composed of environmentalists opposed to the Kinder Morgan pipeline that is planned to bring oil from Alberta to the West Coast.

Saskatchewan interim NDP leader Nicole Sarauer said the B.C. government is "playing games" that will hurt Western Canada's resource sector and that her party stands with Alberta.

For potentially lose up to $500 million a year on the sale of that extra power, as Notley suggested Thursday, would mean some very high assumptions, said Shaffer.

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Premier-Designate of Saskatchewan Scott Moe announced he's backing the Notley government's war with BC, who announced yesterday a motion to restrict diluted bitumen shipments until further environmental studies are done.

"It may punish B.C., but it also potentially punishes Albertans, like any import tariff or import restriction does". In the meantime, she hopes the federal government will intervene. Notley added the discussions are not related to the Site C hydroelectric project in northern B.C., putting down speculation that the dispute could endanger talks on that issue. "We are putting in place a consultation and an intentions paper so that the public has an understanding of the potential impact of a catastrophic spill within British Columbia".

In an interview Thursday morning on CBC Radio's Edmonton AM, Trudeau said the federal government will stand by its 2016 approval of the $7.4-billion pipeline project.

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Describing the proposal as an "unconstitutional attack", Notley vowed to fight the policy in court.

"It is in the national interest to move forward with the Kinder Morgan pipeline and we will be moving forward with the Kinder Morgan pipeline", Mr. Trudeau said.

The government has sought legal advice on the new proposed regulations, but that advice is confidential, Horgan said.

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"Thank you and I apologize for the behavior of our fellow citizens", Trudeau said to the police and crowd.